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referential

[ref-uh-ren-shuh l]
adjective
  1. having reference: referential to something.
  2. containing a reference.
  3. used for reference.
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Origin of referential

First recorded in 1650–60; referent + -ial
Related formsref·er·en·tial·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for referentially

referential

adj.

1650s, from reference (n.) on model of inferential, etc. Related: Referentially.

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